WCPE Education Fund – Instrument Donation Program

Donate Your Gently-Used Instruments to the Education Fund!

WCPE Education Fund Grant Application (PDF)

Application Deadline: March 31st

Please submit all grant applications for the WCPE Education Fund to:

WCPE Education Fund
PO Box 828
Wake Forest, NC 27588

or by emailing .


Apply for a WCPE Education Fund Grant

The Education Fund has been growing strong since 2011, allowing us the ability to support a variety of non-profit organizations that provide musical education via direct instruction or education-based performances. For 2019–2020, the grants awarded totaled $12,500—nearly $4,000 more than in 2018. Thanks to all of the members at The Classical Station who designated ten percent of their donations to support music education.

Our deadline for consideration of grant applications for the 2020-2021 season was March 31, 2020.

Since 2011, over twenty diverse music non-profit organizations have been awarded funds to assist with their programs, and no two are alike. Our goal is to assist these organizations as they help others experience the joy of music--by providing accessible, affordable lessons and meaningful performance opportunities. All of this is made possible by WCPE listeners who set aside 10 percent of their gift to fund musical education in our communities.

If you have any questions about the application or the process, please feel free to contact me at 800-556-5178 or by sending me an email.

Thank you for your impact on local music and musicians,

Dan McHugh
Ed Fund Chair & Membership Director


The Classical Station’s Education Fund Supports Six Organizations for 2019-2020 Season

WCPE Education Fund

The Classical Station is pleased to continue funding Musical Empowerment, a nonprofit organization that pairs volunteer college students with young musicians. Their Music Mentorship Program has expanded to numerous college campuses in North Carolina including NC State, UNC–Chapel Hill, High Point University, and East Carolina University.

The North Carolina Chamber Institute provides merit scholarships to members of the WCPE String Quartet. NCCMI has expanded from its initial class of 13 students to 81 this year. Students also have access to master classes and performance opportunities around Raleigh.

The WCPE Education Fund is excited to support the Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra’s new Crescendo Project, which will serve 200 elementary school students in Vance and Franklin Counties. The students will have free after-school string lessons; an opportunity they would not otherwise have.

Kidznotes received a grant that will go towards their Youth Development Program in Raleigh. Every student in the Kidznotes program receives over 200 hours of instruction and is provided an instrument. This year, 240 students will be enrolled in the program in Raleigh.

The Young Musicians of Alamance provides free after-school music lessons to under privileged students in Burlington, NC. Elementary, middle, and high school students are provided their own instruments and healthy snacks.

The Community Music School in Raleigh offers lessons for $1 to underprivileged students. They are beginning a new tiered system of instruction for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as they move to their new location.

We are excited to partner with these nonprofit organizations and hope to fund more programs next year. You can help the WCPE Education Fund support more students by allocating ten percent of your donation to the fund. The Classical Station is dedicated to supporting our classical community and encouraging our next generation of musicians.